Zoot Suit

Synopsis: A kind of musical accompanying the story of the early 1940's and the effect that the "zoot suit" (a man's suit of long jacket and pegged pants, always worn with a long keychain that looped almost to the ankle.... the rebellious fashion of young men) had on the morals and attitudes of the people of that era.
Genre: Drama, Musical
Director(s): Luis Valdez
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win.
103 min

Only the worst-dressed.

To Look Sharp Enough To

see my sunday gal What?


I'la cena pues!

I don't know.

I have a terrible feeling that

something bad is going to happen.



It's all right,ese.

We can handle it.

I Want A Very Scat Hat

With a trim a-brim a-baby

Just To See My Sunday Sam

O"rale, jefita.

Una de lamina con unos

de cemento de volada.


I'deje ah!

It's just

a good taco,am.

I'oye! I'oye!

What are you doing with my coat?

Mytacuche, ap.

Chicano style. Chicano?

I'me lleva la chingada!

Ay, viejo.

Hijo,don't go out

like that, eh?

Por favor.

You look like

an idiot,pendejo!

Ay, enrique.

Rudy, sit down.


Haven't I told you not to use that word?

It means

you're trash.



You about ready to go, rudy?

Where's thecarnala?

Putting up her pompadour,

like always.

Come on, sis! Step on it!

We still gotta pick up della!

I'm coming.



What happened to


Mmm,pueswhich one?

Ooh, you mean


That's the one!

The one with the tattoo. I'ay, seor!

Henry, sit down,mi hijo.

Oh, I'm not very hungry,


Look, here's my share

for this week'srefn,eh?

Ay, no, hijo.

No, go ahead.

I got my last paycheck

at the shoe repair today.

Bendito sea dios. I still can't

believe you're going off to war.

I almost wish you were

going back to jail.

Qu caray, mujer. The muchacho

is finally doing something right.


I should know!

I'chihuahua!when I was in

the mexican revolution, I...

ay, no empieces con tu diablo derevolution,

because we'll be here all night.

What are you laughing at, mensito?

you worry about getting yourself a job.

You're still

eating here for free.

All right then.

Keep yourpinchebeans!


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Luis Valdez

Luis Miguel Valdez (born June 26, 1940) is an American playwright, actor, writer and film director. Regarded as the father of Chicano theater in the United States, Valdez is best known for his play Zoot Suit, his movie La Bamba, and his creation of El Teatro Campesino. A pioneer in the Chicano Movement, Valdez broadened the scope of theatre and arts of the Chicano community. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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